Princess Cays (Bahamas private island)

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Region
Bahamas - Caribbean - Bermuda

Local Time
11:51 22 Feb 2018

Coordinates
24.61628 N, -76.14959 W

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Princess Cays is a famous tourist resort situated at the southern end of Eleuthera island, Bahamas, owned by Princess Cruises. The company uses it as a port-of-call on voyages in the Caribbean. Princess Cays (Eleuthera) lies nearly 80 km (50 miles) from Nassau, Bahamas.

Princess Cruises private island Princess Cays (Bahamas)

Eleuthera island is long and thin - 180 km (110 miles) long and in places little over 1 mile (1,6 km) wide. In 2000, the population of Eleuthera was nearly 8,000. The isle's topography varies from wide pink sand beaches to vast outcrops of ancient coral reefs. Eleuthera's eastern side faces the Atlantic while the western faces the Great Bahama Bank.

Starting May 2017, this exclusive Bahamian private island destination was added to the itineraries of 6 Carnival Cruise Line ships. Carnival ships had scheduled a total of 40 visits to Princess Cays in 2017, and 98 in 2018. The ships with 2017 itineraries that include the Princess private island destination were:

Princess Cays is one of several private island destinations with purposefully-built facilities for cruise passengers from vessels owned by Carnival Corporation. The other Carnival private islands and resort complexes are Half Moon Cay Island (Bahamas), Grand Turk Island, Puerta Maya (Cozumel), Mahogany Bay (Roatan Island, Honduras), Amber Cove (Dominican Republic).

On February 16, 2018, Princess Cruises completed the island's renovations and program enhancements. The project included refurbishments to all public areas (retail shops, bar areas). Updates were done to landscapes and infrastructure.

  • The marina was upgraded to serve larger tender boats, and now has its own security clearance area.
  • An Info Booth is now part a new outdoor shaded seating lounge.
  • All indoor and outdoor structures were repainted.
  • Guest towel station was added at the Welcome Center.
  • New palm trees were planted.
  • All beach bungalows were refitted.
  • New public announcement system was installed.
  • A Wi-Fi network was installed to serve Carnival's Ocean MedallionNet (connectivity ashore).
  • New shore excursions options were also added, including guided seakayak paddling through the lagoon, Island Bicycle Adventure, Stingray Beach Encounter, water sports (“Davy Jones” water gear and snorkeling rental equipment)

Princess Cays was inaugurated as private beachside resort in 1992. The beach covers approx 40 acres (162,000 m2) and features over 1,5 ml / 2,5 km long white-sand shoreline. As call port, Princess Cays is included in ’both Eastern and Western Caribbean cruise itineraries.

Princess Cays cruise terminal

Visitors to the Princess Cays island can book a variety of shore excursions, including sea kayaking, banana boating, swimming, paddle boating, snorkeling, skiing, parasailing, waverunning, windsurfing, sailboating, dune buggy rides, glass bottom boat tours, . There are also basketball and volleyball courts.

The island's facilities include 0,16 km2 (0,06 ml2)  tourist complex with an observation tower (for panoramic views of the island), bars, restaurants, retail shops (Bahamian handmade crafts, souvenirs, artworks), complimentary BBQ lunch service. Princess Cays's infrastructure has a series of paved paths leading to palm tree-dotted beaches where clamshells, private bungalows and cabanas are available for rental.

Among the recent operational enhancements are larger and more efficient tender boats, which are used for passenger transportation between the cruise ship and the shore.

Princess Cays Island map

Port Princess Cays cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Princess Cays, Bahamas private island. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

Day Ship Arrival Departure Next Port of Call
3 February, 2018
Saturday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Ecstasy08:0017:00 Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas
4 February, 2018
Sunday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Conquest09:0016:00 Grand Turk Island
5 February, 2018
Monday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineRegal Princess09:0017:00 Saint Thomas Island, Charlotte Amalie, USVI
6 February, 2018
Tuesday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Liberty08:0017:00 Port Canaveral, Orlando, Florida
7 February, 2018
Wednesday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineCaribbean Princess10:0018:00 Cartagena, Colombia
8 February, 2018
Thursday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Ecstasy08:0017:00 Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas
9 February, 2018
Friday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineRoyal Princess09:0016:00 Saint Thomas Island, Charlotte Amalie, USVI
12 February, 2018
Monday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineRegal Princess09:0017:00 Falmouth, Jamaica
13 February, 2018
Tuesday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Ecstasy08:0017:00 Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas
14 February, 2018
Wednesday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Pride08:0017:00 Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas
17 February, 2018
Saturday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineCaribbean Princess10:0018:00 Cartagena, Colombia
18 February, 2018
Sunday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Ecstasy08:0017:00 Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas
19 February, 2018
Monday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineRegal Princess09:0017:00 Saint Thomas Island, Charlotte Amalie, USVI
20 February, 2018
Tuesday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Liberty08:0017:00 Port Canaveral, Orlando, Florida
21 February, 2018
Wednesday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Pride08:0017:00 Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas
23 February, 2018
Friday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Ecstasy08:0017:00 Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas
26 February, 2018
Monday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineRegal Princess09:0017:00 Falmouth, Jamaica
27 February, 2018
Tuesday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineCaribbean Princess10:0018:00 Cartagena, Colombia
28 February, 2018
Wednesday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Pride08:0017:00 Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas

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